The two male leads in this are good. The female lead isn't bad, but I still don't know why she objected to her writing husband collaborating with anyone (before the plot twist, of course).
March 2, 2014 Subject:
Kiss Me Deadly
More of a horror tale than sf (unless Murray Matheson's character possesses some pocket time tilting device he uses off screen), still it is well acted by the three principals and has a, if not totally unexpected, reasonably clever ending.
Gaby Rodgers had a very scant career and is known primarily for playing (as a blonde) femme fatale Lily Carver in Robert Aldrich's noir masterpiece Kiss Me Deadly-- it is a very memorable "star turn" performance (with an unforgettable conclusion), but stardom never materialized. This TOT episode is the only other thing that I've seen her in. There is an article on her and the film in Filmfax 63/64.
November 23, 2013 Subject:
The Pied Piper, and the price is too high...
This was a good episode. It is a "super-natural" theme this time instead of UFO's and space monsters.
A husband has quit his job to be a full-time writer. One thing that sets this episode apart from many of the others is that the wife is very supportive of him.
No screaming slaternly matron here. She is willing to work long hours and do without until he can get published.
She gives him the money to pay the rent and a little extra for himself. It is apparent that he feels humiliated by having his wife dole out money to him, even if she never makes an issue of it.
When he gets a chance to use his writing skills to make some "real" money, he finds that innocent
people are having to pay for his success.
His wife is unwilling for him to be used this way and tells him to quit... or else.
He tries to quit, but figures just one more story won't hurt.
Another innocent person pays the price this time, but it ends up costing the husband everything.
September 26, 2013 Subject:
Great Episode Of All Time
This tv show was the greatest of it's time. Twilight Zone-One Step Beyond and Outer Limits rolled up in one, and before any of these shows. And Ghost Writer episode proves it. So when you see a ad in the paper for a writer don't answer it, it could be death him shelf.
July 1, 2011 Subject:
We all write our own destiny. Whether we see to it that it is carried out is a matter of how much we are willing to pay the price.. Love it!
June 12, 2011 Subject:
Ghost Writer (Tales of Tomorrow).
Season 2, episide 29.
Original air date. 27 March 1953.
An out of work writer accepts a well-paying offer from a mysterious man to help ease the burden on his wife. Soon, however, he becomes increasingly disturbed as the incidents he writes about begin to occur in real life.
Cast: Leslie Nielsen (Bert), Gaby Rodgers (Joan), Murray Matheson (Lee Morton) and Harry Mehaffy (Lou).
November 11, 2010 Subject:
Episode # ???
IMDB says this is Season 2, Episode 29, not 32. Who's right?
August 6, 2009 Subject:
Be careful of what you ask for, you may get it
A struggling writer and his wife fall under the spell of an evil man who tricks the writer into scripting horrible story endings that come true. The worst is when his own wife tries to escape only to find her fate written down by the very man she loves and trusts. Very good acting Gabby Rodgers has a wonderful accent.